Thursday 23 August 2018


Hello Everyone,

It’s been a long time to write any new posts for all of you. Now I am back again with some great knowledgeable posts on Cloud & Other useful Products.

Today I am going to introduce with one new Product named as “Kernel for Exchange Server”. In every organization (IT or Non-IT, Big or Small Size Organization), everyone uses mailbox servers for exchanging mails communication with critical or sensitive data. Many of the mail communications have confidential attached files as well which is very critical to get it lost. Some mails may have some kind of acceptances or agreement between two authorities for any kind of work or payment process. What if those mails get lost due to complete mailbox corruption or some of EDB files got corrupt & you are unable to see those mails or attached file? How will you recover those files? There are some ways given by Microsoft to check corruption errors & recover files like Backup but what if backup files too get corrupted? How will you recover your complete Data with zero loss?

There are many products available in market to use for such kind of recovery. One of them is “Kernel for Exchange Server” – Very simple, user-friendly, just in few click jobs & multiple choices of recovery options available. This product is a complete solution to keep your Exchange Server up and running in a good state. It allows recovering data from corrupted EDB files and backup file, and then allows migrating them to live Exchange Server, Office 365 or to Outlook PST files. It can also export email files to MSG and EML file formats.

This product is user-friendly that anyone can use it without any reference guide to recover or protect corrupted files or migrating files from listed sources to destinations. It’s just a few click jobs & you will get the complete recovered data in required availability options. 


It can be exchange database (EDB) corruption or File system level corruption or Application Level corruption.

Key Root causes for corruptions are:
  • Physical Corruptions: Commonly known as Hardware Failure which is very rare & low level corruption. This may occur due to low level resources availability on the hardware.
  • Logical Corruptions: It can be database or application level corruption. Database corruptions may occur due to invalid index entries, cross object chain linkage because of engine failure in database. Application corruptions can results corruption in file header, access control levels.


There are some ways to avoid corruptions in EDB like:
  • Validate the hardware components: Should be latest updated version.
  • Validate the Exchange Server configurations: Refer Microsoft reference guide for best practices/recommendations to configure the server.
  • Monitor the Exchange Services & other components for any alerts or failures: Scheduled maintenance activities for updates or other configuration check-ups can avoid failures.
  • Allow access to required files/folders for Exchange Server in Antivirus Programs – Make sure all required ports or access is configured in Antivirus program.
  • If possible, use backup tools for taking regular backup of Databases – Backup files should be saved to external storage for avoiding any backup file corruptions.
  • Run Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer for regular testing for any issues.
  • Configure alerts for regular disk space check-up if space is full to increase spaces in database – Database should at least have 25% buffer disk space available for EDB. This alert can be configured via Monitoring Tool.

But what if still EDB files got corrupted? Then best way is to use any third-party product to recover corrupted EDB files. Kernel for Exchange Server is one of the best recovery tools for recovering corrupted files in just few clicks.


Key features of Kernel for Exchange Server:

  • Recover or Migrate corrupted exchange server database files (OST, PST or EDB) to supported destination options.
  • You can also recover deleted mailbox content from OST file & later convert the same to New or Existing PST file which can be opened in supported Outlook or Exchange mailboxes.
  • You can live migrate EDB files to any of supported options (Exchange Server, PST Files or Office 365).
  • Support live mailboxes from old to new exchange versions.
  • Support migration of Office 365 mailboxes from one user account to another.
  • Support mailbox items export & import to different options (PST, MSG or EML files).
  • Support content migration from other IMAP user accounts like Gmail, Hotmail etc to exchange server, PST files or Office 365.
  • Easy search for items within multiple mailboxes within few clicks – You can quick search for any message or attachments with any specific word/text/type.
  • Restore backup files by extracting them from other third party backup tools to live exchange server.
  • You can view reports for tracking mailboxes data-flow & operations performed.


Let’s see how “Kernel for Exchange Server” will protect corrupted EDB files & recover them into multiple available options. I will show you:
  • Prerequisites for this tool
  • Installation Steps
  • Configuration Steps
  • Use Case to recover Offline Corrupted EDB files & convert that to PST files.


Hardware Requirements

Mailbox Requirements

Supported Source Type

1. Offline EDB file2. Live Exchange
  • Single Mailbox
  • Public Folders
  • Archive Mailbox
  • Multiple Mailboxes
  • Manually Configure Outlook profile to add a single mailbox of Exchange Server 2013 / 2016 as a source
3. Live Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, Novell GroupWise, or other email accounts using an existing               Outlook Profile4. OWA/Office 365
  • Single Mailbox
  • Public Folders
  • Archive Mailbox
  • Multiple Mailboxes
  • Manually Configure Outlook profile to add a single mailbox of Office 365 as a source

Supported Destination Type

1. New PST Files
2. Existing PST Files
3. Live Exchange

  • Connect Single Mailbox
  • Connect Public Folders
  • Connect Archive Mailbox
  • Connect Multiple Mailboxes
  • Manually configure Outlook profile (Add mailbox of Exchange Server 2013/2016 as destination)
4. Live Exchange using existing Outlook profile
5. OWA / Office 365
  • Connect Single Mailbox
  • Connect Public Folders
  • Connect Multiple Mailboxes
  • Manually configure Outlook profile (Add a single mailbox of Office 365 as destination)


Download the setup files from:

NOTE: This tool is license based & you need to buy it. Trail version is also available for a month with limitations.

Once downloaded, run the file:

Click Run:

Click Next:

Accept license terms & click next:

Change location or use it default & click next:

Click Next:

You can select for desktop & quick launch icons & Click Next:

Once all done, click install:

After installation get completed, Select “Launch Kernel for Exchange Server” & Click Finish:


Here you have to provide Software Activation Details. Once you buy the software, You will get the Activation Password on Your registered email ID which You have to enter on below screen:

Once above required information is added, below is the software console screen:


To start with recovery, Click on Offline EDB under “Recover or Migrate from any of these sources”:

Click Next:

Choose corrupted EDB file path & Click Next:

Now there are 2 Scan Modes available:
  • Standard Scan: This option performed low level scanning where EDB files are less corrupted. There is no identity for corruption type but this type of scanning takes less time. If EDB files are not recovered using this scanning then it will automatically proceed for deep scanning.
  • Deep Scan: For large sized & highly corrupted files, use Deep scanning mode. This will take long time as compared with Standard Scan but recovered all data from corrupted EDB files.

In some cases, when recovering corrupted EDB files the “From” field shows blank values so it is advised to select checkbox "Use message table to get "From" field".

“Use Disk Space” option will let software use the additional disk space for large size EDB files with multiple mailboxes to avoid any failures during recovery.

Once selected scan mode, click Next:

After completing scanning, Click Finish:

Now You can see all recovered mailboxes in the software screen:

Similarly, you can select other available sources options to recover data.


I have shown recovery as PST file. To save data as PST file, Click on PST file under “Save or Migrate to any of these destinations”:

Select available options: New PST File or Existing PST file & Click Next:

Provide PST location & Store Name with Password & Click Next: (I left the Store name as default but You can rename the same as per Your wish):

Within few seconds, PST file will be created in mentioned location. Click on Finish:

PST File can be opened on supported outlook version:


This software have 2 versions with below capabilities - Trail or Full Versions:


Use the following instructions to uninstall the program:

Open Run prompt (Win + R) & type “appwiz.cpl”. This will open “Program & Features” page:

Select the “Kernel for Exchange Server ver 18.3” & click on Uninstall:

When any warning windows opens, Click on Yes:

Once uninstall is completed, Click OK to end the process:

Open path “C:\Program Files (x86)” if OS is 64bit or “C:\Program Files” if OS is 32bit & Delete the folder “Kernel for Exchange Server”:

NOTE: If you want to retain License File or planned to reinstall the setup again then don't delete this folder.


Share Your feedback or any query!!!

Happy Reading!!!

If You like my post then follow my updates:

Join my Facebook group for updates on trending technologies/technical references/issues etc: